Monthly Archives: May 2013

Urban Biodiversity – Is it worth it

  Urban centre of Melbourne, Australia. (source: Mike Krebs) Biodiversity Blog – Does urban biodiversity have a role in conserving biodiversity, is it worth the trouble?   Sam Nicholson u4854749 When you think of modern cities, what is the first … Continue reading

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“Save Our Trees!” Restoration in the face of avid nature lovers

In the field of biodiversity conservation (as with most land management) we constantly face the challenge of balancing stakeholder interests with the needs of the environment.  A sometimes difficult question is determining the point at which a threat should be … Continue reading

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Managing fertiliser use to preserve biodiversity

The overuse of fertilisers can have detrimental effects on native flora.  The most common elements included in agricultural fertilisers that can be harmful to the Australian landscape are nitrogen and phosphorus.  Australia’s plants are evolved to a landscape that is … Continue reading

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Logging in Tasmania with considerations for biodiversity

  This blog is inspired by a field trip to the Warra long-term ecological research site in South-East Tasmania during a summer course at the University of Tasmania. We observed alternative forestry logging methods in wet native forests. Personal notes and readings … Continue reading

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The spineless backbone of biodiversity

Something has been bugging me since commencing my studies of biodiversity conservation, it has bugged me in almost every lecture and it continues to bug me as I scroll through the fantastic blogs from my fellow classmates. In fact I … Continue reading

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The Seringal Cachoeira

Alexandre Arthur Schelbauer – u5319773 I would like to talk a little about a place I knew last year in Brazil, in a cross country fieldtrip with my home university. But first some about the history of the place: The … Continue reading

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Street trees and suburban biodiversity

Suburbs are home to an increasing proportion of the world’s human population. In Australia, some of the strongest population growth is occurring in the outer suburbs of major cities.[1] Suburbanisation is a divisive issue in ecological debates, with strong advocates … Continue reading

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